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The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

Bernd Heinrich · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history." - Kirkus Reviews

Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths...
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate...
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Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Thames Eaton · Cassell
Format: Hardcover

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions...
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Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

Nigel McCrery · Chicago Review Press
Format: Paperback

Crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery provides an account of all the major areas of forensic science from around the world over the past two centuries. The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes...
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The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

William E. Burrows · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic...
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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Nessa Carey · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

For decades after the identification of the structure of DNA, scientists focused only on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions that make up 98 percent of the human genome were dismissed as "junk," sequences that serve...
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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything

MARCUS CHOWN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding the nature of time and the origin of the universe.

Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognized and described...
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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

Gino Segre? · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 351
Format: Print book

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction...

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Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Format: Book

This is the newest of our beautifully illustrated and highly informative nature guides produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is compact and easy-to-use, including stunning photography, and a comprehensive catalog of cold-blooded...
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How to Make Maple Syrup: From Gathering Sap to Marketing Your Own Syrup. A Storey BASICS® Title

Alison Anderson · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Paperback

Learn how to make your own maple syrup from start to finish. Third-generation syrup makers Alison and Steven Anderson show you how to collect sap using a tree-friendly tubing system and then cook, bottle, and even market your syrup. Whether you want a few bottles of syrup for your family's...
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This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

MR JOHN BROCKMAN · Harper Perennial
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org - dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian - brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know.As science informs public policy,...
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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

Robert P. Crease · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum -- the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities -- planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular...
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